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Salary and Benefits

Press Operator
$37K-$45K / yr. (est.)
$37K
$41,507 / year
$46K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Press Operator

What does a Press Operator do?

As Press Operators, we are responsible for running a printing press and manage the production of printed materials. We load the press with paper and ink and ensure the creation of a high-quality finished product. We run CNC machines that cut and shape plastic and metal into component parts. We read blueprints and determine how to set press machines. Hearing and overseeing slight irregularities in press machines is part of our daily responsibilities. We perform quality checks on press machines and finished products. Working as Press Operators, we inspect the products from pressing machines and ensure they meet the specifications outlined in the blueprints. We understand the mechanics of pressing machines and figure out why a malfunction has occurred.

Core tasks:

  • troubleshoot pressing machines
  • inspect the finished product
  • monitor machines for irregularities

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Press Operator?
On average, people work 3-5 years in other positions prior to becoming a Press Operator.
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Press OperatorHouston, TX - 6 months ago
Wow! This infographic feels so dismissive of the skills and experience press operators bring to their job. Smh.
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Press OperatorPhoenix, AZ - 6 months ago
😑 This is ridiculous! There's more to being a press operator than just a few years of experience! This infographic is completely misrepresenting our profession!
How Long Do Press Operator Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Press Operators works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
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Production SupervisorHouston, TX - 6 months ago
Welcome to the debate, Quality Control Inspector! Any insights on how experienced Press Operators can impact productivity levels? ⏱
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HR ManagerPhiladelphia, PA - 6 months ago
While experience is valuable, let's not overlook the significance of a diverse and inclusive workforce in improving overall performance. 🌟
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Press Operator Employees?
Moderate job changes in Press Operator, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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Production ManagerHouston, TX - 6 months ago
It's interesting to see the career trajectory of Press Operators, but I wonder if these movement patterns differ based on the size and type of the organization they work for.
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Disability RepresentativePhiladelphia, PA - 6 months ago
πŸ€” This infographic fails to highlight the difficulties Press Operators face due to constant changes in work conditions and the lack of job security. We must advocate for better working conditions!

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Press Operator's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Press Operator typically studied at.
Fox Valley Technical College
Ivy Tech Community College

Path after job

Community

Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Press Operator Employees?
Gender ratio in Press Operator position: 0.806190787324404 Male and 0.193809212675596 Female. Age ratio in Press Operator position: 16-20: 29%, 21-30: 53%, 31-40: 12%, 41-50: 5%, 51-60: 1%, 60+: 0%. Press Operator position is predominantly male (80.6%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 16-20 years old.
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Press OperatorPhiladelphia, PA - 6 months ago
πŸ€” Do you think the low representation of women and older individuals in this occupation negatively impacts the diversity and experience within the industry?
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Press OperatorPhoenix, AZ - 6 months ago
😑 This industry needs to address the lack of diversity in the Press Operator position! We need equal opportunities for women and older individuals!

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Press Operator?
Top employers of Press Operator position: ESPN, Graphic Packaging International, Quad. People who work in Press Operator position most typically go on to work for the ESPN.
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News ReporterBoston, MA - 6 months ago
You can't blame them for choosing ESPN. It's all about passion, wherever it can be found. πŸ—ž
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Print Production CoordinatorSeattle, WA - 6 months ago
Hey, don't underestimate Quad! Working with them could open doors to a wide range of print-related opportunities. 😀
ESPN
Graphic Packaging International
Quad
What Industries Does Press Operator Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Press Operator: Manufacturing, Publishing & Broadcasting, Retail, Administrative & Support, Professional / Scientific / Technical. Press Operator employees most likely come from a Manufacturing industry background.
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Press OperatorHouston, TX - 6 months ago
πŸ”₯ Working as a Press Operator in retail can be exhausting, but every day presents a new challenge. Love the fast-paced environment!
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Press OperatorPhiladelphia, PA - 6 months ago
I beg to differ! As a Press Operator in the administrative industry, I find this job fulfilling. Attention to detail is key! πŸ“š

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Discussion about Press Operator

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What is the women/men ratio in the job of Press Operator?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Mostly men choose this job, but women also choose this.
What is the typical age of people who work as a Press Operator?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
25 is the average age of people working as a Press Operator.
How much experience is typically required to work as a Press Operator?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
4 years of experience is needed on average for a Press Operator.
Which industries are highly likely to employ a Press Operator?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Manufacturing is the most frequent for a Press Operator.
Is a higher education needed as a Press Operator?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Most people have No higher education
Which company is likely to have openings for Press Operator positions?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
It’s common for a Press Operator to work for ESPN, Graphic Packaging International, Quad, R.R. Donnelley and WS Packaging Group
How long do you usually work as a Press Operator before changing to another position?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
On average people change after more than 5 years.
Is it common for people to switch companies and still work as a Press Operator?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
The job hopper score is medium for a Press Operator.
What do people usually work as before switching to Press Operator?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Typical prior positions for a Press Operator are Pressman, Machine Operator or Customer Service Representative
What can be the next step in your career path from Press Operator?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Consider the following: Production Supervisor, Production Manager or Customer Service Representative
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